Got some DVDs this week, including The Four (a wuxia superhero movie), Dragon (with Donnie Yen), Doctor Who's Inferno Special Edition, the second season of Girls, and the fifth and final of Being Human. And of course, there's Saints Row IV.
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RPGs: Justice Legion - A Fragile Peace, episode 3: Project Prometheus
We played our 28th-century DC Adventures/DWAITAS mash-up this week, this time with my adapting the old Project: Prometheus adventure module for DC Heroes. I cut loads from it to make it fit into one evening, but was amazed at how well it fit the world of "A Fragile Peace", with the Island of Crete going rogue and refusing the United Earth and threatening to rob the world of a planetary shield even as SOMEone seems to be directing comets our way. The players got to battle Cretan "heroes" based on mythological figures and play diplomat, arriving, I have to say, at the best possible solutions. Could that Fragile Peace be getting more solid? I hope they don't mind the focus not being on fighting a whole lot, but I much prefer social interaction scenes. As usual, some players took on new roles just for the session, and as promised, here are their character sheets:
Hyperion to a Satyr posts this week:
IV.v. Laertes' Return - BBC '80
Your Daily Splash Page this week features a splash from every DC title, alphabetically, from Power of Shazam to R.E.B.E.L.S.